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    Bad game by Tan Zhongyi there. Anna's 12th seems to be a novelty, possibly OTB since she spent 10 minutes on move 11, but her 13th transposes into a position seen before in an email game between two 2200s where black was also smashed. Based on the clock times black played only two moves out of prep here before being much worse if not lost. At least she has white for game four.

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    Game 4 boring draw and off to playoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Game 4 boring draw and off to playoffs.

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    What a gruelling affair this knockout system is; the Championship started on 10 February and it's all come down to a tie-break on 3 March.

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    World championship decided by rapid games now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    World championship decided by rapid games now...
    Which also means that both Classical time control World Championships will be decided by accelerated time control finishes.

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    Tan, Zhongzi new World Women's Champion

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    I got caught out by the early start again!

    Rapid 1. White (Muzychuk) probably should have won this at least in a rapid where holding bad endings is often difficult.

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    Rapid 2. In a worse position Muzychuk gives up a pawn, probably unnecessarily, and then later just puts her king on the wrong square and gets mated, massive blunder though just about losing by then anyway.

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    Apart from Tan's win in game 2 I don't think much of the quality of this final match. So yet again a knockout title throws up a surprise winner - and in this case one who twice survived Armageddon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post

    Apart from Tan's win in game 2 I don't think much of the quality of this final match. So yet again a knockout title throws up a surprise winner - and in this case one who twice survived Armageddon!
    Reminds me of victories by the likes of Ponomarev, Khalifman and Kasymdzhanov. World Champion is not always a strongest player under such a system...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Reminds me of victories by the likes of Ponomarev, Khalifman and Kasymdzhanov. World Champion is not always a strongest player under such a system...
    Not to mention Ushenina. There have now been nine women's titles under this system and only twice has the winner even been one of the top four by rating. Usually they've been in the bottom half of the top ten.

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    Zhongyi played twice as many games as Muzychuk.
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           Games	Oldest	Newest	Elo	Name
    
    	1	34	2017	- 2017	2502	Tan, Zhongyi
    	2	27	2017	- 2017	2539	Harika, Dronavalli
    	3	18	2017	- 2017	2357	Guramishvili, Sopiko
    	4	16	2017	- 2017	2549	Kosteniuk, Alexandra
    	5	16	2017	- 2017	2558	Muzychuk, Anna
    	6	14	2017	- 2017	2525	Dzagnidze, Nana
    	7	13	2017	- 2017	2383	Khurtsidze, Nino
    	8	12	2017	- 2017	2302	Buksa, Nataliya
    	9	12	2017	- 2017	2434	Cramling, Pia
    	10	12	2017	- 2017	2583	Ju, Wenjun
    	11	12	2017	- 2017	2387	Padmini, Rout
    And played the ex 'champ' Ushenina for an equal score of +4 -4 =1 !
    winning with a drawn game as black in armageddon guess....
    I wasn't following the whole thing too closely. But going through their ninth game...!
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